With today’s delivery to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin of 61,000 pounds of food and more than $38,000, Sendik’s customers have now donated more than one million meals to the local food bank. For the past six years, the family owned grocer has partnered with Feeding America during the fall months in the fight against hunger. In the months of August, September and October, customers purchased Mac & Cheese, rounded up their totals and scooped up Backpack Buddies to help feed the hungry throughout Eastern Wisconsin.
Locally owned grocer expands into Lake Country
Expanding its service into the Lake Country area, Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets today announced it will open a store in Hartland next year. The store will be located at 600 Hartbrook Drive, on the northwest corner of Hartbrook Drive and Merton Avenue, just north of Hwy 16. It will be the twelfth location for the family-owned grocer based in Whitefish Bay and recognized by its famous “Red Bag.”
Earlier today, students at Metcalfe School in Milwaukee received a special gift to start the school year: a brand new backpack filled with school supplies. The backpacks and supplies were purchased with funds raised through the Backpack Buddies program, sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets, FOX6 and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The money was raised during the month of August through sales of Backpack Buddies at all 11 Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s.
Milwaukee, Wis. – Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and Sendik’s Food Markets are launching their Ninth Annual Backpack Buddies program on Monday, August 5. The program provides kindergarten through third-grade children in need with a backpack full of school supplies with the goal of helping kids get excited about school.
For the second year in row, Sendik’s Food Markets was again recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as one of the Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin. The award is especially meaningful because worker surveys were used to determine the area’s top workplaces.
People often joke that Wisconsin only has two seasons: winter and road construction. While many kid about the long winters in the Badger State – and that has certainly been true this year – when we think of summer, we think not of orange construction barrels but of the color green. We think of green grass, of Northwoods foliage, of seasonal vegetables.
At Sendik’s, the color has taken on a new meaning as we’ve expanded our composting program in an effort to be even more “green.” In partnership with our friends at Waste Management, we began a composting pilot program last summer at our Germantown location. It worked so well, we were able to expand it to all of our stores last fall.
10 local shoppers to see family recipes featured at neighborhood grocer
Today, Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets announced the winners from its Community Soup Recipe Contest. The winning soups were selected from nearly 400 entries received between January 18 and February 5. Entries were categorized and recipes were reviewed for accuracy and ease of production. Sendik’s deli development center then tested the recipes for taste and flavor profile, narrowing the field to the final 10.
Sendik’s concluded its winter fundraising campaign for the MACC Fund on Thursday by presenting a check to executive director John Cary for $129,250. The amount tops the record-breaking $107,300 donation Sendik’s customers raised last year. This is the highest total of any quarterly charity campaign Sendik’s has promoted in its stores.
Winning soups will be featured at Sendik’s
Sendik’s Food Markets today announced the start of its Community Soup Recipe Contest. The contest will give customers the opportunity to share their family soup recipes, and winners will see their soup featured at a local Sendik’s.
Locally owned grocer expands Northshore presence with Bayside store
Milwaukee, Wis. – Expanding their service in the Northshore community, Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets today announced it will open a store in Bayside this spring. The Bayside store will be located at 340 W Brown Deer Road, on the northeast corner of W. Brown Deer and N. Port Washington roads. It will be the eleventh location for the family-owned grocer based in Whitefish Bay and recognized by its famous “Red Bag.” Read the rest of this entry »
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